Office Moving Checklist – 5 Tips for Moving Your Business

Moving a business or office can be even more stressful than moving your home.  If you are the business owner, or someone who is managing the move to a new office, you want to make sure you are prepared for whatever may come.

Not waiting until the last minute is the best thing you can do when you’re getting ready to move your office or small business.  Here is a small checklist that we find helps our customers out a little when it comes time for them to plan an office move.

1.) First thing’s first, plan ahead!  We can not stress this enough.  You want to give your employees plenty of notice so they have enough time to pack their belongings, and even help you plan if necessary.  Employees are vital assets to every business, so let them know as soon as you can about the upcoming move.  Decide what items can be packed ahead of time and which items need to remain unpacked until the final couple days.  Just keeping the bare essentials and packing less important items can make things run a little more smoothly on the day of the move.

2.) Label your Boxes!  This is a help to everyone, not just you!  It helps the business moving company that is loading and unloading your things into the trucks and the employees who will have to unpack them at the new location.  Organization is key to a successful and stress-free move, and it’s very easy to do, so take advantage of it.

3.) Layout the New Office ahead of time.  Determining where desks, shelves, cabinets, etc. will go before you get to your new location can save a lot of time and struggle.  Get employee input on this as well, they are the people that will be working in this new environment, so why not give them a say in how it’s laid out?  Even if you think you are the Da Vinci of office architecture, their suggestions may help!  Figure out where every item will go, down to office decor.  This way, as soon as the trucks pull up to the new office, you know right where to tell the moving team to put things.  There is minimal confusion, and everything will run much more smoothly.

4.) Back-Up all Important Electronic Documents.  This is kind of a no brainer but it does take planning and time to execute.  You don’t want any of your computers, servers, or hard drives moved until you have a back-up copy of all your important information.  Take advantage of cloud based storage solutions like Google Docs and Box.net to place a copy of your important data where you can retrieve it from any computer anywhere.  Make sure your mover is licensed, insured, and experienced at moving computer related equipment.  If you have a very important computer your couldn’t stand to loose, move it yourself, and be careful !!!!

5.) Look into Business Moving Companies.  These guys are expert movers, they know how to get your belongings from point A to point B safely and professionally.  They have the right equipment and knowhow to make sure your office move is as easy as it can be.  Why go through the stress and struggle (and possibly back pain!) of moving your office yourself when these guys can do it affordably and quickly?

5 Advantages of Hiring a Local Moving Company

Moving Company Employee with Handcart and Moving Boxes

Affordable Movers LLC – Local & Reliable Moving Services

Moving can be a stressful time for anyone.  There are many things to keep track of.  It can really be a hassle if you didn’t take the time to plan properly.  Even if you did plan, who’s to say an accident can’t occur that you have no control over?  Luckily, there’s moving companies, like ours, that do as much as we can to help keep the “move-ee” informed.  So if you are thinking of using a moving company for your next move, here are some advantages we can guarantee with our years of experience.

1.) Licensed and Insured !

Affordable Movers LLC is licensed and insured through the state of Maryland.  We are trained professionals who have been moving pianos, beds, dressers, tables, couches, and everything in between for years, so we know how to do it right.  Also, we offer moving insurance so in case an accident does occur, you have the highest level of protection.  If any of your property is damaged during the move,  that property will be replaced or reimbursed to you.  If you didn’t use a local moving company, and something got damaged on your own accord, the money to pay the damage would come out of your own pocket!  We make sure all your belongings get to where they need to go in the condition they were when they left, safe and sound.

 

2.) Never Run Out of Room!

Let’s admit it, not everyone has a huge box truck at their disposal whenever they have to move.  Especially in today’s economy, with gas prices what they are, it could cost a lot if you had to take more than one trip for all of your belongings.  Here at Affordable Movers, we start with a free moving quote that accesses all of the property you need moved from the start.  From there, we begin the planning process for you to assure all your belongings fit in the truck and get to where it needs to go.  We take out the guesswork and the worry .

 

3.)  Scheduled, On Time, Reliable

If time management isn’t your strong suite, or you just don’t want the hassle of scheduling everything yourself, fear no more!  Affordable Movers LLC plan the arrival, departure and everything in between.  We’ll take care of all the fine details, so that’s just one less thing for you to have to manage.  Stress-free moving is what we provide.

 

4.) Knowledgable, Experienced Movers

Moving companies have the know-how through doing.  This is our job, we know how to twist and jiggle couches to get them through hallways and doors.  We have the proper equipment, safety gear,  and proper packing materials to make sure moving furniture, boxes, and everything else is quick, and simple, as it should be.  You don’t want to damage and walls in your old or new residence, or the furniture that you are moving to or from there.  Affordable Movers makes sure everything gets to its destination the exact same way it was, to save you the head or back pain.

 

5.) Stress FREE, We Can’t Say It Enough

Yes, we do say it a lot, but it’s true!  Moving is definitely one of the most stressful times in anyones life, especially if it’s unexpected!  Sure, ideally, we’d all love to know in advance so that we had time to plan it and make sure everything went smoothly, but that isn’t always the case.  Moving companies take care of the heavy lifting, scheduling, and figuring for you.  At Affordable Movers, we try to make our clients move stress-free so they can focus on the important matters setting up a new home.